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[TOOL] Backup TA for Mac OS X [v1.2-4][2014-07-09]

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11th February 2014, 08:06 PM   |  #1  
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Backup TA for Sony Xperia™ (Mac OS X version)

With this app you can backup and restore the TA partition of your device.

This can be useful, for example, when you want to unlock your bootloader and not lose your DRM keys and most importantly, your warranty. Before unlocking your bootloader, backup your TA with this app and you will be able to restore it to a factory state (locked bootloader, DRM keys intact, etc).

The app is based on TA Backup v9.10 by DevShaft (thanks !), which can be found here.

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11th February 2014, 08:31 PM   |  #2  
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Thanks a lot for bringing this to Mac OS X and make it open source as well! Will have a look at the source and your work at a later time.
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Stuck on requesting root on the first try, successful in the second time.
20th February 2014, 06:47 PM   |  #4  
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Stuck on requesting root on the first try, successful in the second time.

Did SuperSU ask you to grant permissions to "shell" when it hanged ?
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Did SuperSU ask you to grant permissions to "shell" when it hanged ?

I have granted SU permission to shell, so it won't prompt anyway.
The app is then not responding and I have to force close it.
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I have granted SU permission to shell, so it won't prompt anyway.
The app is then not responding and I have to force close it.

Yeah, the app will appear to hang but it actually waits for adb to work it's magic.
Is there any chance you could send me a copy of the system log ?

To do so, open the Console app, enter "Backup TA" in the search field in the top right corner (to filter the logs) and make sure that "All Messages" is selected in the Log list (sidebar) on the left side of the window. At this point there should be lots of messages from Backup TA shown. You can now go to File -> Save a copy as... and send that file to me so I can look at what went wrong.

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Yeah, the app will appear to hang but it actually waits for adb to work it's magic.
Is there any chance you could send me a copy of the system log ?

To do so, open the Console app, enter "Backup TA" in the search field in the top right corner (to filter the logs) and make sure that "All Messages" is selected in the Log list (sidebar) on the left side of the window. At this point there should be lots of messages from Backup TA shown. You can now go to File -> Save a copy as... and send that file to me so I can look at what went wrong.

Thanks !

Tried but nothing show up after the search!?

So I think it is just a case that I'm too hurry to check the app and closed it earlier than I should while it is working.
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Tried but nothing show up after the search!?

So I think it is just a case that I'm too hurry to check the app and closed it earlier than I should while it is working.

Try selecting system.log in the sidebar and then search for Backup TA, it should work.

Anyway, I'll implement a better way to get logs from the app soon
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Try selecting system.log in the sidebar and then search for Backup TA, it should work.

Anyway, I'll implement a better way to get logs from the app soon

I find it but can't get it up here...

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Looking at it, I think I just closed it too early. Nothing wrong with your part!
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I find it but can't get it up here...

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Looking at it, I think I just closed it too early. Nothing wrong with your part!

Too bad about the log, but thanks a lot for testing and helping

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